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What does Craik mean?

Craik Pronunciation of Craik [craik] as a boys' name has the meaning "rock, rocky". Craik is a variant form of Craig (Scottish, Gaelic): comes from the word "crag".

Associated with: rock.


2 different relations via Craig: Craigie and Kraig.

Creative forms:
(male) Caraik, Carik, ..

(female) Craiki, Craiko, ..

Middle name pairings:
Craik Kenyon (C.K.), ..

How popular is Craik?

Craik is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#68360 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Craig (#913 via latest list) and Kraig are the prominent alternative forms of Craik (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Craik reached the top of their popularity in the 1960s (median #308) and have become significantly less popular since (#1456, 97.2% less usage), with the version Craig becoming less in vogue. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Craig, Kraig in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Craig outside U.S.

Similar Names

Craik is pronounced similarly to Creek, Creik, Crock, Crook, Crooke and Krock. Other recommended names are Arik, Brik, Cai, Cain, Caio, Chai, Chaim, Chik, Clair, Clark, Crain, Craine, Cram, Crane, Crayn, Cris, Erik and Maik. These names tend to be more frequently used than Craik.

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